Following up on reports earlier this month that she would be joining NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as the new judge, supermodel Heidi Klum announced this week that she’s taking the job and NBC confirmed the news, according to a Reuters report.
Klum will be the fourth judge on a panel that also includes Howie Mandel, Howard Stern and former Spice Girl Mel Be, the report notes. The series is hosted by Nick Cannon.
Klum reportedly tweeted the news, writing: "Excited 2 join @HowardStern @howiemandel @OfficialMelB & @NickCannon on @nbcagt as new judge! Will be so fun.”
Paul Telegdy, president of alternative programming for NBC, confirmed the news, saying in a statement: "As we look to develop an act that will get the world’s attention, we and the contestants will benefit from Heidi’s international sensibility and understanding of what works in today’s global entertainment industry.”